Money and the Mayor’s race

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    Guests: Dave Davies, Patrick Kerkstra

    Campaign finance reports filed last Friday revealed that mayoral politics are not immune to the effects of the landmark Citizens United ruling, with independent expenditure groups spending millions of dollars in support of their candidate of choice.  That said, Philadelphia’s own finance rules had some mitigating effects on the influence of PACs and other outside organizations.  For this hour of Radio Times, Marty will discuss the contributions, the candidates, and their implications with WHYY’s senior reporter DAVE DAVIES, and Philadelphia Magazine’s PATRICK KERKSTRA.

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